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American Patrol March
Music by Frank W. Meacham - 1885
Part 1.------------ ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
F - - -
C7 F G7 C7
F - - F7
Bb Gm7 C7 (end after repeat)
Part 2:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C7 - F -
C7 - F -
Bb F C#dim Dm
Bb F C7 F
Part 3:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
A7 Dm C F          Dm6
E7 Am G          G7 C7     (to part 1)
8-beat intro. with 3 lead-in notes.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Play Parts 1, 2, 3, 1.
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The following words were written in 1940-1945, author unknown:
 
Part 1:
We must be vigilant, we must be diligent,  American Patrol !
Arms for the army, ships for the navy,  Let this be our goal !
We must be vigilant, we must be diligent,  American Patrol !
Protect our shore-line to the door-line,  Of every native soul !
 
Part 2:
We need your solidarity,  Or else divided we will fall.
Protect the popularity,  Of peace and happiness for all.
Behind our cause we must keep rallying,  Let there be no dilly-dallying,
Let there be no shilly-shallying !  Hark to Freedom's call !
 
Part 3:
The American Patrol, The American, American Patrol, The American,
American Patrol, The American, American Patrol!
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Listen to Jim and The WineLand Banjo Band play "American Patrol"

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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